OPEN AIR in the News

November 9th, 2012|Comments are off for this post


Coverage of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s OPEN AIR (2012) has been featured in news outlets from around the world including 6abc, WHYY, BBC, The Washington Post, NPR’s Science Friday blog, and more.

Ocula Magazine (2013)

A conversation with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

The New York Times (11/27/2013):

Art and Technology – ‘OPEN AIR’ By Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Canada

Newsworks (9/18/2013):

OPEN AIR Wins Event of the Year at 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards

Geekadelphia (7/8/2013):

OPEN AIR nominated for a Philly Geek Award

the artblog (7/7/2013):

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s OPEN AIR and Sol LeWitt’s Lines in Four Directions in Flowers named among the 50 best public art projects by the 2013 Public Art Network Year in Review by Americans for the Arts

KnightArts (6/15/2013)

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s OPEN AIR earns national recognition as one of the outstanding public art projects of 2012

Public Art Review (3/18/13):

Social Media as Art: Mobile technologies define works – and users transform them

Philly Love Notes (1/17/2013):

Philadelphia’s Interactive Art Exhibits of 2012 and 2013

City Paper (12/13/12):

Big Vision Awards: Arts (OPEN AIR receives honorable mention)

CBS Philly (11/24/12):

Messages From ‘Open Air’ Light Show Archived

theartblog (11/16/12):

Open Air “a resounding success”

uwishunu (11/14/12):

Open Air Facts And Figures: The Interactive 3-D Light Show Brought 6,000 Messages From 92 Countries To The Philadelphia Night Sky

The Creators Project (11/9/12):

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of Open Air [Video]

WHYY Friday Arts (11/1/12):

Open Air featured in WHYY Friday Arts segment [Video]

Newsworks (10/16/12):

As lights go out over Parkway, thousands of messages resound [Video]

Phawker (10/11/12):

REMAIN IN THE LIGHT: An Exit Interview With Artist And Open Air Creator Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (10/10/12):

Abigail Nehring: Voices in the Sky

PHL17 (10/10/12):

PHL17’s Zachery Lashway talks with Open Air artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer about the project [Video]

NPR’s Science Friday (10/10/12):

Voices in the Sky

6ABC Love the Arts (10/7/12):

Open Air Philly on the Parkway [Video]

Light Relief blog ( (10/3/12):

Largest crowd sourced art project now underway in Philadelphia (10/2/12):

Our Top Picks For Places to Experience Open Air Philadelphia

The WALK Magazine (10/1/12):

Spotlight(s) On Philadelphia: Open Air Project

El Pais (Spanish) (9/30/12):

Una lluvia de mensajes luminosos

El Universal (Spanish) (9/30/12):

Open Air, voces convertidas en luz que surcan el cielo de Filadelfia

Business Magazin (Romanian) (9/30/12):

O idee simplă cu care se poate ilumina un oraş

Hola Ciudad! (Spanish) (9/29/12):

Open Air, voces convertidas en luz que surcan el cielo de Filadelfia

Gloucester County Times (9/28/12):

‘Open Air’ searchlights to point out stars above Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Hispanically Speaking News (9/27/12):

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s ‘Open Air’ Uses Lights, iApp to Fill Philadelphia’s Night Sky

uwishunu (9/26/12):

The Franklin Institute To Host “Planetarium On The Parkway” In Conjunction With Open Air, Tuesday Night, October 2 (9/26/12):

Spectacular interactive light experience by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer debuts in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Center City Weekly Press (9/26/12):

Open Air transforms Philadelphia’s night sky, turning voices into light

uwishunu (9/25/12):

Open Air Roundup: Insider Tips For Watching The Interactive 3-D Light Installation On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Temple News (9/25/12):

City lights a little brighter

Metro Weekly (9/22/12):

Fall fun in the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection)

Newsworks (9/21/12):

‘Open Air’ weaves words into lights above the Parkway [Video]

The Huffington Post (9/21/12):

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s ‘Open Air’ Project Lights The Philadelphia Sky With Coded Messages (PHOTOS)

Philadelphia Inquirer (9/21/12):

‘Open Air’ gets going with city voices and intersecting searchlights

NBC10 Philadelphia (9/21/12):

‘Open Air’ Lights Up Philly

Curbed Philadelphia (9/21/12):

Photo Gallery: ‘Open Air’

BBC News – Day in Pictures (9/21/12):

Robotic searchlights illuminate the night sky over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia

Al Dia (Spanish) (9/21/12):

Open Air: Voces que iluminan Filadelfia

Courier-Post (9/21/12):

Trip the light: ‘Fantastic,’ or any other word, will do PhotoBlog (9/21/12):

Interactive art light up Philadelphia sky – Photo Gallery (9/20/12):

Open Air Philly

Delaware County Daily Times (9/20/12):

‘Open Air’ installation lights up skies over Philly

6abc Action News (9/20/12):

‘Open Air’ installation puts spotlight on Philly [Video]

Phawker (9/20/12):

TONITE: Remain In The Light

Philebrity (9/20/12):

Starting Tonight, Spotlights Will Broadcast Recorded Messages Into The Night Sky

WXPN’s The Key (9/20/12):

Rahzel on pushing boundaries with Open Air (opens tonight on the Ben Franklin Parkway)

CBS Philly (9/20/12):

‘Open Air’ Light Show Extravaganza Begins Tonight

Philadelphia Weekly (9/19/12):

We’ll Be the Light: “Open Air” Seeks to Excite Philadelphians

uwishunu (9/18/12):

Countdown To Open Air: The 3-D Light Installation Set To Debut This Thursday Night, September 20 With A Free Opening Celebration Featuring Special Performances, Food Trucks, A Countdown And More

Philadelphia Daily News (9/17/12):

UP IN THE AIR – Art project will post notes in lights over the Parkway

Courier-Post (9/17/12):

‘Open Air’ project to debut in Philly

uwishunu (9/17/12):

Roundup: Our Guide To The Best Places To Enjoy Dinner While Watching Open Air, Kicking Off This Thursday, September 20 At 7:30 P.M.

theartblog (9/17/12):

Open Air on the Parkway – Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, next up on an artblog radio podcast

Associated Press (9/16/12):

Artwork records words, beams them to Philly skies

Philadelphia Inquirer (9/15/12):

Fall Arts Preview: Art

uwishunu (9/14/12):

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Where To Watch Open Air, The Giant 3-D Light Installation Coming To The Benjamin Franklin Parkway September 20-October 14

Newsworks (9/14/12):

Weekly Entertainment Guide – ‘Open Air’ and the Fringe

Illumini (9/14/12):

The Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Interview. Artist. magazine (9/13/12):

Interactive Art: Open Air’s Light Play on the Parkway (9/10/12):


6abc (9/9/12):

“Open Air Philly” hits the Ben Franklin Parkway

Wired (9/7/12):

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Voice Array, Last Breath, and Open Air’

Art Agenda (9/5/12):

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Open Air

uwishunu (9/5/12):

Open Air Update: Check Out A Cool Teaser Video Of The Giant Interactive 3-D Light Installation Coming To The Parkway September 20; Plus, A Step-By-Step Guide About How To Participate

The Lehigh Valley Times-Express (8/31/12):

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer to light up Philadelphia sky with interactive art

uwishunu (8/29/12):

Fringe Festival Roundup: Top Picks For Participatory Shows In Which The Audience Makes The Performance

KnightArts (8/28/12):

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer presents “Open Air” with the Association for Public Art

Curbed Philadelphia (8/28/12):

Philadelphians Get Ready to Light Up With Open Air

uwishunu (8/27/12):

Roundup: Philadelphia Gets All Lit Up With Luminary Displays Ranging From A Neon Show To LED Light Designs To A World Premiere Light Installation Over The Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia Inquirer (8/24/12):

Parkway art project will be big, public, and participatory

Philadelphia Daily News (8/23/12):

‘Canopy of light’ public art project to lighten up Parkway

Newsworks (8/23/12):

Sculpture of light and sound will illuminate Philly

PlanPhilly (8/23/12):

Association for Public Art Turns Spotlight (s) on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Technically Philly (8/23/12):

Open Air: look at this simulation of ‘light sculptures’ on the Parkway planned for next month

uwishunu (8/21/12):

Save The Date: The World Premiere Of “Open Air” – The Giant, Interactive 3-D Light Installation Coming To The Skies Above The Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Is Set For Thursday, September 20 At 7:30 P.M. (8/20/12):

New Media Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Stretching Searchlight Lattice Over Philadelphia

The Art Newspaper (7/23/12):

Philadelphia sky to get all lit up this autumn (6/2/12):

World Premiere of Sky-High Interactive Public Art Experience

Daily News (5/24/12):

An international mix for Live Arts Festival

Technically Philly (5/10/12):

“Open Air:” mobile app-based public art project to debut on the Ben Franklin Parkway

WFMZ (5/9/12):

“Open Air” to light up Philly sky

uwishunu (5/8/12):

Coming Attraction: “Open Air,” A Giant, Interactive 3-D Light Installation Coming To The Benjamin Franklin Parkway And The Philadelphia Skyline This September

KnightArts (1/26/12):

Preparing for “Open Air” in Philadelphia

PlanPhilly (4/2/11):

A closer look at two exciting public art projects








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